As graduating seniors prepare to walk across the stage at the Kohl Center this weekend, there will no doubt be endless celebrations to applaud everyone’s accomplishments. And what better way to throw a celebration that with some cheesy graduation songs? Here is a list of HC-Wisconsin’s top eight:
8. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
It’s one of those essential songs that must be on every graduation playlist. Oh, Green Day. Where have your angst-y selves gone...
Key lyric: “So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why.”
7. World’s Greatest – R. Kelly
This is the perfect tune for those optimistic graduates that think they are going on to save the world. We envy your positivity. Go get ‘em tiger!
Key lyric: “Hey, I made it. I'm the world’s greatest.”
6. Soar – Christina Aguilera
Christina really relates to all the scaredy cats out there in this one. She let’s them know, hey, there’s more to life than school. Spread your wings, girl!
Key lyric: “Don’t be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own.”
5. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
Besides reminding us of the best show ever created, this song lets us know that even though we are going to face some pretty sucky times up ahead, your friends will always be there to help a sista out.
Key lyric: “Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.”
4. Good Morning – Kanye West
Okay, okay, so this song is basically a satire on graduation, but it’s just too good to pass up.
Key lyric: “Good morning hustlers, that’s if you’re still livin’”
3. You Get What You Give – New Radicals
There’s nothing better than an inspiring 90s one-hit wonder to get you in the mood for the real world. Plus, the music video is excellent.
Key lyric: “We’re flat broke, but hey, we do it in style.”
2. Graduation – Vitamin C
I mean, come on. You didn’t expect us to skip this one, did you? There really won’t be a dry eye in the house when good ol' Vit. C comes on.
Key lyric: “Will little brainy Bobby be the stockbroker man? Can Heather find a job that won't interfere with her tan?”
1. Graduate – Third Eye Blind
Remember over the last four years when you were miserably working on a particularly horrible paper or studying for an especially ghastly test? And you just wanted it all to end already? Well, the time has officially come my friends.
“Can I graduate? Can I get my punk a** off the street?”